• Posts Tagged ‘2010’

    Hopscotch, Julia’s Eyes, Cedar Rapids (6/2)

    by  • 1/2/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    HOPSCOTCH – Miles Kendig (Matthau) decides that he’s had enough of the political bullshit from his clueless CIA minders. Rather than passively accept an assignment to a desk in the basement file room, Kendig has a more interesting idea – he’s going to write a book, and threaten to publish it. Naming names, he sends […]

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    Tiny Furniture, Death Race 2000 (633/362)

    by  • 12/28/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    TINY FURNITURE – As much as I want to say these nihilists are a new generation hipster thing, I think it’s been a pretty common art school thing for eons. Aura is having such a horrible time with all her first world problems. She’s finished university and has no idea what she is going to […]

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    Black Christmas (1974), Black Christmas (2006), Die Hard 2, A Christmas Story, Jackboots on Whitehall (631/361)

    by  • 12/27/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) – Oo… a bit of horror film history here – not only is this Canadian Content with Margot Kidder and Andrea Martin of all people, it’s also by director Bob Clark of the film with wider appeal, A CHRISTMAS STORY. Additionally, and possibly more importantly for horror and cult movie fans, this […]

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    These Amazing Shadow, The Lost Boys 3 – The Thirst (595/348)

    by  • 12/14/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THESE AMAZING SHADOWS – This documentary presents the US’ National Film Registry as the answer to protecting films from being altered after the fact by people like Ted Turner and his cartoonish colourization of films. Founded to recognize films that are “Culturally, Historically, Aesthetically Significant.” It’s a mixed bag what they include – it’s not […]

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    Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Le Havre (591/345)

    by  • 12/11/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS – I heard so many people going on and on about how amazing it was that this was in 3D. They’re paintings on a wall… Yes, there is an element of the third dimension, but really? I’ve only seen pale copies of the paintings, so while the large screen would have […]

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    Melancholia, Vampires (589/344)

    by  • 12/10/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    MELANCHOLIA – This is a fantasy about how the world ends for specific people, and how they approach the inevitable. Suicide, mental breakdown, or maybe stoicism? It’s not about the science, it’s not about physics, and that’s mostly fine. It’s a film about psychology, about interpersonal relationships, and it’s about the unavoidable. It’s about life […]

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    Beijing Taxi (583/339)

    by  • 12/5/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    BEIJING TAXI – Three taxi drivers in Beijing in the years leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I wondered how taxi drivers could survive with Chinese fare rates so incredibly low; we took 20-30 minute cab rides in Shanghai a couple times, and paid about $5 Canadian for the door-to-door service. At that, Shanghai’s […]

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